SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2021
SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2021
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Welcome to the
MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival!
Join us on Sunday 5 September 2021, celebrate Father's Day with the whole family, and help us make a difference in the lives of over 25,000 Aussies living with multiple sclerosis.
With a variety of run and ride distances to choose from, the MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival, formerly known as the MS Melbourne Cycle + Half Marathon, has something to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
From a 50km bike ride over the Westgate, to a half marathon finishing under the famous Flemington rose arbour, or even a 1km dash for the kids...there is a distance to suit everyone!
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up and choose a distance to run or ride on Sunday 5 September 2021.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Share your challenge with friends and family, and fundraise to FIGHT MS!
RUN OR RIDE
Join us at Flemington Racecourse and run or ride to FIGHT MS!
50KM | 30KM | 2.5KM
21.1KM | 10KM | 5KM | 1KM
1 in 3 Australians will be directly impacted by multiple sclerosis through a family member, friend or colleague. The uncertainty of what lies ahead after diagnosis can be a difficult experience, and that's why we are here to make sure no one faces MS alone.
HERE'S HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
More than 1,600 people with MS will receive specialised advice from caring nurses, occupational therapists and social workers through MS Advisor.
This year, people with MS, their families and carers will reach out over 27,000 times to our free helpline and support centre, MS Connect.
MS PEER SUPPORT
Nearly 600 new people with MS and their loved ones, will find social connection through MS Peer Support groups, held online, in-person and by phone.
Over 2,700 people will participate in MS Education webinars and events to better understand and live with MS.
Around 1,500 people will seeks assistance with their NDIS plans
Over 700 people will receive employment support to help them stay in their jobs, or to find employment.
By fundraising, you are ensuring the continuation of programs such as MS Connect which provides guidance and support when needed, MS Education, Wellbeing Support Program and MS Advisor programs all helping people living with MS maintain their quality of life, employment and delay disease progression.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease in young adults and often attacks people at the time of their lives when they are planning families and building a career. Cases of MS are rising and over 25,600 Australians live with the condition, an increase of 4,400 in the past eight years.